Wayne S. Balta is the Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety at IBM Corporation where he has global responsibility for environmental affairs, energy efficiency, chemical management and toxicology, as well as product safety and related hardware compliance functions.
He joined IBM in 1984 as project manager for design and construction in the real estate and construction division. In 1989, he was appointed executive assistant to the corporate vice president in charge of real estate. In 1990, he became responsible for IBM\'s corporate environmental plans and strategy. Two years later, in 1992, he became Director of Corporate Environmental Affairs. Mr. Balta
became Vice President of Corporate Environmental Affairs & Product Safety in 2001.
Mr. Balta has also played a leadership role in a variety of other organizations. He is presently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the World Environment Center. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Law
Institute. He is a member and past Chairman of The Conference Board\'s Chief Environment, Health & Safety Officers Council. He serves as IBM\'s Liaison Delegate to the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. He is also on the Executive Board of the Eco Patent Commons.